27/10;Wednesday;8pm     Macao Cultural Centre Small Auditorium     Tickets: MOP 200, 150

Raymond Mase, Trumpet
Kevin Cobb, Trumpet
David Wakefield, Horn
Michael Powell,Trombone
John D. Rojak, Bass Trombone

P. Phile, A. Reinagle / Arr. D. Fetter: Music of the Early Republic
S. Sacco: Little Suite of Miniatures
J. Tower: Copperwave
Arr. R. Mase: Music of the 26th North Carolina Regimental Band
C. Ives / Arr. Singleton: Quatro Canções / Four Songs
E. Ewazen: Colchester Fantasy

One of the best chamber music ensembles celebrates its 50th anniversary! Hailed as “the high priests of brass” by Newsweek and “of all the brass quintets, the most distinguished” by the American Record Guide , the American Brass Quintet (ABQ), founded in 1960, has clearly defined itself among the elite chamber music ensembles of our time. Equally committed to the promotion of brass chamber music through education, the ABQ has been in residence at the Juilliard School since 1987 and at the Aspen Music Festival since 1970. Its rich history includes performances in Europe, Central and South America, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and all fifty of the United States, a discography of over fifty recordings, the premieres of over one hundred contemporary brass works and, in the last decade, mini-residencies that have brought the ABQ’s chamber music expertise to countless young musicians and institutions worldwide.

“A spectacular demonstration of ensemble virtuosity. The brilliance of their playing is matched by the extraordinary sonics: crystalline definition, airy spaciousness, superb presence and an overall clarity that is positively breathtaking.”
The New York Times

Duration: approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, including one interval